The City of Baltimore, along with local and national organizations, has created the Baltimore Health Corps to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and to address the social needs of vulnerable residents.
This is a first-of-its-kind model that will equitably provide employment to trusted community members who will conduct contact tracing and care coordination across the city. The initiative will train and employ over 300 residents in a time of record unemployment, generate long-term career paths, and at the same time support the city’s public health response to COVID-19.
A partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED), Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore Corps, and HealthCare Access Maryland, HealthCare Access Maryland will be hiring 42 team members to focus on the community health worker arm of the initiative. Our Community Health Workers will be trained to support the social needs, such as food access, health insurance, and social isolation needs, of those dealing with COVID-19.
If you or your loved one is in need of social supports due to COVID-19, please contact 410-649-0500 option 1 for services. For more information on HCAM’s work with Baltimore Health Corps, please contact Kenya Jenkins, Director of Baltimore Health Corps-HCAM.